Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

FAQs

Here you can find out most frequently asked questions from current and prospective parents/carers.

If the answer to your question isn't on our website or on this list, please feel free to contact us and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. 

FAQs

Will there be an opportunity for 1:1 tuition

Yes. All students will have a weekly 1:1 Learning Conversation with their House Coach.  This will give them time to talk through achievements from the week as well as set targets for the next week.

How do I pay for school lunches?

Oasis Academy South Bank uses ParentPay as the method of payment for a wide range of services at the Academy including lunches, trips and events, and wrap around care services.

ParentPay offers you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available. We hope that everyone will benefit considerably from this facility.

Find out more here.

What percentage of your students are selected on the basis of faith or ability?

None at all.  All places at the Academy will be free and available to the local community within an admission policy that mirrors the admissions arrangements for other local community schools.  Students will be accepted irrespective of ability or faith

Are Oasis Academies faith schools?

Staff and students of all faiths are welcome to be part of each Oasis Academy and faith is not a factor in the admissions criteria for the school.  The academies are 'schools of religious character' in order to enable Oasis' ethos of inclusion, which is grounded on the Christian faith, to be prominent in the school's character.

Who funds academies?

Academies are publicly funded independent schools.  The majority of the funding comes direct from central government.  The  Education Funding Agency  (formerly the YPLA)  will fund the annual running costs of the academies via a grant each academic year.  The sponsor has responsibility for the day to day running of the academy.  Oasis academies are sponsored by Oasis Community Learning, an exempt charity.

What is an academy?

Academies are state-funded independent schools and in many cases, join an academy network or family.  

Will my child receive homework?

Oasis Academy South Bank has an extended school day to allow for a rich and diverse curriculum.  Due to this, homework will be kept to a managable amount, reflecting the longer day.  We want students to be able to enjoy time with family and friends in the evening.  There is an after-school homework club to incorporate the completion of homework into the school day. This runs Monday - Thursday, 5 - 5.30pm and provides children with extra learning support where necessary.

What are the extended hours for?

Oasis Academy South Bank offer a variety of different extra-curricular activities, and there will be an element of choice for all children.  Students partake in a ‘Stairs to Greatness’ project, working with a broad range of businesses, visiting their offices and experiencing the world of work.  An Enrichment programme also runs during the extended day, this offers students a wide range of extra-curricular activities such as London Ambulance Service, Masterchef and Discover London. 

Does my child have to wear school uniform?

We strongly believe in the importance of school uniform as we believe it helps create a strong sense of identity and unity.  As such it is compulsory that it is worn at all times of the school day.  

School uniform is to be ordered through School Yard, our uniform supplier.  Please click here to visit their website as well as find the Oasis Academy South Bank Uniform Policy.

Are there places for children with SEND?

Yes. All Special Educational Needs (SEN’s) will be met by the school.  Any child with additional needs or complexities will be catered for to ensure they progress in line with all other students.  The extended school day will also help respond to Special Educational Needs by providing children with the appropriate level of care and support. 

How many students are there per class?

The class sizes will be determined by the students’ abilities and particular learning needs.  House groups will comprise of 20 students, but subject groups will be differentiated.